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  • Day92


    February 5, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Que vous dire sur Mount Isa...ben voilà, rien de spécial, juste une anecdote très drôle sur la ville à lire sur le lien suivant :
    Tu es laide et tu n'as pas encore trouvé chaussure à ton pied? Vient à Mount Isa...ça vend du rêve.
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  • Day93


    February 1, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Auf dem Weg liegt jetzt Mount Isa, das weltgrößte Blei-Silber Bergwerk. Ein riesiger Verwaltungsbezirk, schon lange zuvor nimmt die Dichte der Road Trains deutlich zu. Für uns auch ein guter Versorgungspunkt, um die Vorräte wieder aufzufüllen...Read more

  • Day238

    Mount Isa

    April 21, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    On the way to Alice Springs. We stopped at mount isa.
    We hit a lot of grashopper🤤. It was horrible. We had to clean the car, the radiator was completly blocked.

  • Day649

    Day 14 - Leaving Mount Isa

    June 9, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    DE: Vorräte aufgefüllt. Steinschlag in der Windschutzscheibe von gestern Abend reparieren lassen. 50 Liter Trinkwasser im Auto, 1x20 Liter Ersatzkanister Benzin auf dem Dach, 2x20 Liter Ersatzkanister Benzin im Kofferraum, vollgetankt (70 Liter)... Ich glaube wir sind gut ausgerüstet :) Alice Springs wir kommen, via Plenty Highway!

    EN: Stocked up supplies. Got stone chip in windscreen from yesterday evening repaired. 50 litres of drinking water in the car, 1x20 litres petrol jerry can on the roof, 2x20 litres petrol jerry can in the trunk, filled up the tank (70 litres)... I reckon we're well prepared :) Alice Springs we're coming, via Plenty Highway!
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  • Day37

    On to Cloncurry and The Isa

    September 25, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    We drove the one and a half hours to Cloncurry where Gadi had a look around the Mary Kathleen museum at the Visitor Centre. Cadbury and I chilled out in the shade where water sprinklers helped keep us cool. Then we had a rest inside the caravan - windows opened up wide to catch even the slightest breeze.

    Next I visited the John Flynn - Royal Flying Doctor Museum where I learnt about how the RFDS began in outback Queensland and how dedicated John Flynn was to his vision of an air service that could traverse the outback, thereby reducing the vast tyranny of distance.

    After my museum visit it was time to stop at Woollies to do a shop before heading on out of town to Corella Dam, situated on a private station, where you can camp for free. Half way between Cloncurry and Mount Isa this looked like a good place to stay for a couple of nights to explore the area. We drove around the dam and found there were many people camping and it wasn’t easy for us to maneuver the car and caravan into a spot with any view of the lake. Gadi didn’t really want to stay and given it was only 4pm we had enough time to drive to the large mining town of Mount Isa where we decided to stay behind a hostel that we had heard from fellow travellers let’s you park your caravan out the back and you can use the facilities for a small fee. We unhitched and made it in time to drive up to the town lookout in time for sunset. We saw the incredible sight of at least 20 kytes (hawks) swooping and flying low over our heads. They seemed to be enjoying their air acrobatics. As the sun sank lower, it highlighted the darkening hills surrounding the town and the smoke coming from the mine smelters. This was immediately followed by an extraordinary huge, full moon rising up yellow and orange from the opposite darkening range. As the lights of town twinkled before us you could see how big the mines were, totally surrounding and overwhelming the town.

    Time to grab some takeaway for dinner and open up all the windows of our little home on wheels to cool it down now the heat of the sun was gone.

    Another day well spent on our journey. Tomorrow we will continue north to Gulf country - Normanton and Karumba.

    Night night from ‘The Isa’ as it is commonly known!
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